The best sleeping position for optimal sleeping comfort

The best sleeping position for optimal sleeping comfort

A good night's sleep is very important for your health and well-being. To ensure that you do not have to sleep with back pain, your sleeping position plays a crucial role. That is why in this blog we tell you more about the different sleeping positions and we look at which position causes the least physical complaints. 

What is the best sleeping position: back, stomach or side?

Are you a back sleeper or do you notice that you often sleep on your stomach or side? All positions have their advantages and disadvantages. So be sure to read on to stay informed about the best sleeping positions.

Sleeping on your back: the best position for sleeping

Sleeping on your back is considered the ideal sleeping position for a good night's sleep and reduces physical discomfort. This posture provides a balanced weight distribution and minimizes pressure points on your body. The supine position also promotes natural alignment of your spine, which can reduce back and neck pain. It is important to note that this position is less suitable during pregnancy. If you are expecting a baby, it is better to sleep on your left side with your legs bent. In this way you improve the blood supply to the placenta and the nutrients can reach your baby better.

Side sleeping: a comfortable option

Sleeping on your side is a common sleeping position that, like sleeping on your back, offers some benefits. It can help reduce snoring and is especially beneficial for people with heartburn problems. Sleeping on your side keeps your airways open and aids digestion. It is important to ensure good support for your shoulders and hips by using a mattress with specific zones. Sleeping on your side for too long without specific support can lead to shoulder complaints and high pressure on certain organs such as the stomach and lungs. For some people, using a knee pillow can reduce pressure on the lower back and improve sleeping comfort.

Stomach sleeping: better avoid

Although some people prefer sleeping on their stomach, this position is generally discouraged. Prone lying can lead to back and neck problems because it puts the spine in an unnatural position. In addition, it may be more difficult to breathe freely while sleeping on your stomach. If sleeping on your stomach is the only comfortable option for you, try sleeping without a pillow to relieve tension on your neck and back. It is also recommended to change positions a few times if you tend to sleep on your stomach a lot. As a result, you will suffer much less from stiffness the next morning.

Choose the right support for optimal sleeping comfort

In addition to the correct sleeping position, it is essential to get the right support from your mattress and kiss. A mattress that is tailored to your sleeping habits and body contours ensures proper alignment of your spine and reduces pressure points. On top of that, with a pillow that matches your sleeping position, you can provide optimal support for your neck and head. Read all our tips and tricks in our other blog posts or ask for advice in the store.

Everybody is different

Choosing the best sleeping position is a personal quest. Not every mattress is suitable for every sleeping position, so it is recommended that you always be guided by one of our advisors. When you sleep on the right mattress, there will be less pressure on the body and you will wake up refreshed in the morning. Always make sure that your pillow is adapted to your sleeping position so that you suffer less from neck complaints.

Do you need personal sleep advice? Our experts in the store are happy to guide you! Be sure to come by for personal sleep advice .

Advice and sleep solutions
tailored to your needs

Free delivery
& installation

Family business
since 1941

Wide selection
top brands

Need a bed quickly :
look at our collection 'the fast bed'